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2006 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard

UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON / RED MOUNTAIN
abv 15.2%
  • 96 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 187851-2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Deep ruby-red. Sweet blackberry, cassis, licorice pastille and violet on the nose, plus a whiff of mocha. Very fresh flavors of crushed blackberry, bitter chocolate and menthol boast excellent definition and lift, with exotic floral and spice notes adding nuance. The most complete vintage yet for this bottling, finishing with suave, building tannins and complex notes of cocoa powder, dried flowers and incense. Not at all overly sweet. Especially remarkable in light of the fact that these vines were planted in 2001 and 2002.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Nov/Dec 09
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard, located in the Red Mountain AVA, is 100% varietal. Dark ruby/purple in color, it delivers an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, earth notes, spice box, violets, and assorted black fruits. On the palate it is dense, ripe, full-bodied, and structured. Still a bit tightly wound, it will reveal its full potential with another 5-7 years of cellaring. It will provide much pleasure from 2015 to 2026 at the least.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Pierre T184
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Tannic at first, but softened about an hour after decanting. Nice flavors and balance. I have two bottles left, so it will be fun to see how this develops.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wonderful wine. Complex and long finish. Mid palette is so pronounced. Great wine.
    Author: JCashman
No Washington winery commands more attention from wine collectors than Quilceda Creek, with repeated 100-point scores and subsequent appreciating bottle value. Since 1978, the Alex Golitzin and his son Paul have been lauded for their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, which is elevated by the Bordelais practice of declassification of up to one third of production into a second label each year. The fruit for their 4,000-case production is sourced from the finest vineyards on the far side of the Cascade Mountains, and the Golitzins are meticulous in their oversight of the viticultural practices. Driven to produce the greatest wine possible, Alex and Paul "know what they want in a wine and what to do to get it."

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In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1163 bottles owned
  • 238 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 238 collectors)